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SunTrust Plaza

SunTrust Plaza
Alternative names One Peachtree Center
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 303 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates
Completed 1992
Height
Antenna spire 274.9 m (902 ft)
Roof 265.48 m (871.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 60
Floor area 111,400 m2 (1,199,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect John Portman & Associates
Developer John Portman & Associates
References
[1][2][3][4]

SunTrust Plaza is a 265 m (869 ft) 60-story skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. Built as part of the Peachtree Center complex, construction was finished in 1992, and has been the second-tallest building in Atlanta since then. When completed, it was the 28th tallest building in the world, and 21st tallest building in the United States. It is the headquarters for Atlanta's World Trade Center. Since Atlanta's tallest, the Bank of America Plaza, is located in nearby Midtown, SunTrust Plaza is the tallest in the downtown area. The light rotates.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Recent events 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Architect and developer John C. Portman, Jr. originally conceived this building in the 1980s commercial real-estate frenzy as a speculative office building. Its basic design elements, a postmodern square tower with an elaborate base and crown, represented a departure for Portman from his earlier International-style work, and are said to have been inspired by Philip Johnson's wildly successful design for midtown Atlanta's One Atlantic Center.

Ground broke in 1989 with great fanfare, but by completion in 1992, the bottom had fallen out of Atlanta's real estate market and the building sat largely empty, nearly forcing Portman into bankruptcy and causing him to lose control of most of his real estate holdings. His architectural firm, John Portman & Associates, located their headquarters in the building.

In the mid-1990s, Portman sold half his interest in the building to SunTrust Bank, which then moved its headquarters to the building, prompting a name change from One Peachtree Center to its current name.

The two-level lobby is filled with many works of art, sculpture and furniture designed by John Portman.

Recent events

The building was one of several struck by the mid-March 2008 Atlanta tornado, however it did not sustain damage as severe as most of the other buildings just south of it. Several offices had to be temporarily relocated within the building due to broken windows.

LPTV station WDTA-LD relocated to the top of the building, from the even-taller Bank of America Plaza. Despite long being Atlanta's second-tallest skyscraper, this is its first broadcast antenna.

The building is, and has been since its construction, the home of John Portman & Assoc. Architects.

Atlanta's SunTrust Plaza building is home to a

  • SunTrust Plaza Official website

External links

  1. ^ SunTrust Plaza at Emporis
  2. ^ SunTrust Plaza at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ SunTrust Plaza at Structurae
  4. ^ http://www.portmanholdings.com/projects/suntrust-plaza
  5. ^ http://www.ustream.tv/GeorgiaWildlife

References

See also

Gallery

offers viewers a unique look at the peregrines nesting activities in real-time. (Note: The balcony is private and not open to the public.) [5]

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